2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs. Its Competition

2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG turns as sharply as the BMW, rides better than the RS4, and accelerates just as fast as the Lexus IS-F.

But in reality, brand loyalty reigns among these cars.

The RS4 sports standard all-wheel drive; the Lexus IS-F, an eight-speed automatic transmission.

BMW also offers its M3 in convertible and sedan forms if four doors aren't sexy enough for you.

2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGBrowse Used Listings2008 Audi RS 4 2008 Audi RS 4Browse Used Listings2008 BMW 3-Series M32008 BMW M3Browse Used Listings2008 Lexus IS F 2008 Lexus IS FBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
8.8
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sports a fluid ride, spot-on handling, and shrieking power to make it the most accomplished C-Class ever built.
9.0
The 2008 Audi RS4 sedan and cabriolet bring rocketlike power and price tags to the otherwise humble A4 lineup.
9.0
The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
8.4
The 2008 Lexus IS-F challenges the best from Germany, bringing 168-mph capability with an uber-high pricetag to boot.
MSRP From   
$53,800$66,910N/A$56,000
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V8N/AGas V8
EPA Class   
CompactCompactN/ASub-Compact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD4-Door SedanN/AF 4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
55N/A4
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door SedanN/A4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
AutomaticManualN/AAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs. 2008 Audi RS 42008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs. 2008 BMW M32008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs. 2008 Lexus IS F